thermonuclear device


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thermonuclear device

[¦thər·mō′nü·klē·ər di′vīs]
(nucleonics)
A fusion bomb used for peaceful purposes, tests, or experiments.
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According to official statements, the nuclear tests were a 12 kt fission device, a 43 kt thermonuclear device, and low yield tests of 0.2 kt, 0.5 kt and 0.3 kt respectively.
The first three tests involved a fission device which yielded 12 Kilotons a thermonuclear device of 43 Kilotons (although denied by Dr.
There is evidence that the cargo may have included the plutonium sub-assemblies for the 100- to 120-kiloton thermonuclear device detonated on October 1 at Fangataufa atoll.
It can also be called a thermonuclear device, where thermomeans "heat," because that's what is needed.
When Pyongyang boasted last year that it had tested a thermonuclear device, many US experts dismissed the claim as propaganda.
Some will see the Nissan GT-R NISMO as a thermonuclear device to crack a nut.
I suppose we'll know for sure if the next series of Ugly Betty is packed with references to Marmite and Jack Bauer disarms a thermonuclear device in 24 using Vimto and a bag of Hula Hoops.
Santhanam, who was the field director for the tests conducted on May 11, 1998, had claimed that the yield of the thermonuclear device was below par and the tests were not as successful as claimed.
The yield of the thermonuclear device test in 1998 has led to much debate and while western experts have stated that it was not as claimed, BARC has maintained that it stands by its assessment.
thermonuclear device in November 1952, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory moved quickly to develop relatively compact solid-fueled thermonuclear warheads, including warheads adaptable to the Atlas.
His work resulted in the explosion of the world's first thermonuclear device on November 1, 1952, a test conducted on the South Pacific atoll of Elugelab.
They are so eager for evidence that they will probably read the ministry's fire evacuation floor plan as the blueprint for a thermonuclear device.